Join us at the IAFOR Conference This Weekend!
The 5th IAFOR International Conference on Education
January 10-12, 2020 - The Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
The NACDA Director will be presenting at the IAFOR conference this weekend:
55336 16:20-16:45 | 321B (3F)
Data in the Classroom: Online Resources for Education, Outreach and Training
James McNally, University of Michigan, United States
Secondary data, regardless of your discipline research approach offers your students at least four primary benefits. 1) Efficiency- The
collection of primary data, both qualitative and quantitative is time consuming and expensive. Good secondary data facilitates the teaching
of research methods across disciplines. 2) Variety- The quantity of secondary data has growth tremendously allowing many research
questions to be explored with existing data. 3) Theory Testing- Secondary data allows for the controlled testing of theories in a manner
that facilitates validation of results, and 4) Generalizability- Because secondary datasets take advantage of sampling distributions results
can be generalized to a broader population. While data use was one scene as a graduate level activity, increasingly undergraduates are
required to have some data experience before moving on to upper-level studies.
This presentation will offer an overview of the value of secondary data in the classroom and potential resources that teachers can use.
Jan 10, 2020